Nicole Dennis

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Nicole Dennis
Born Nicole Raquel Dennis
1994[1]
London, England
Occupation Actress, singer
Known for Dreamgirls, The Book of Mormon, The Voice UK (series 8)
Website
https://www.nicoledennis.co.uk

Nicole Dennis is an actress and singer from London. On 9 January 2019, it was announced that Dennis will be a member of the cast for the West End premiere of Sara Bareilles' musical Waitress,[2][3][4][5] beginning on 8 February with the official opening on 7 March.[6] She was previously in the ensemble and understudy for the role of Effie White in Dreamgirls in London's West End directed Casey Nicholaw.[7] Prior to Dreamgirls, Dennis was in The Book of Mormon, also directed and produced by Nicholaw.

Dennis appeared in the first episode of the 8th series of The Voice UK.[8][9] During the audition, three of the four judges turned their chairs and Dennis went on to join Hudson's team after the two performed an impromptu duet of the track "And I Am Telling You" from Dreamgirls.[10][8] Dennis went on to win a battle round against Luke Swatman[11]. Dennis has been reported as bookies' favourite to win The Voice UK 2019.[12]

Dennis lives at home with her mum, brother, sister and her cat.[1] She left school at age 18, and after failing to get into drama school got a job as a waitress.[1] Alongside waitressing she attended many auditions, and after four years got her first part in the West End. Her mother, Sevda, is originally from Turkey.[no citations needed here]

Theatre credits

Year Title Role Venue Production company
2018-19 Waitress Ensemble Adelphi Theatre, London Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick
2018-19 Dreamgirls Ensemble / 1st cover Effie White Savoy Theatre, London Sonia Friedman Productions
2017 The Book of Mormon Ensemble Prince of Wales Theatre, London Sonia Friedman Productions
2016 Mickey and the Magician Rafiki Disneyland Paris Walt Disney Company

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cyrus Engineer (5 January 2019). "DREAMING OF GLORY Who is Nicole Dennis? The Voice 2019 contestant from North London". The Sun. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/8126875/nicole-dennis-the-voice-contestant-london/. Retrieved 7 January 2019. 
  2. Williams, Stacey. "Full cast for West End premiere of Sara Bareilles' musical Waitress announced", Mirror 9 January 2019, accessed 10 January 2019 [1]
  3. Longman, Will. "Full West End cast announced for Waitress London premiere", London Theatre, 9 January 2019, accessed 10 January 2019 [2]
  4. Wood, Alex. "Waitress in the West End complete casting announced", WhatsOnStage, 9 January 2019, accessed 24 January 2019 [3]
  5. Masso, Giverny. "Production news round-up: Louise Redknapp withdraws from Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 due to injury and Shakespeare’s Globe unveils Summer 2019 season", The Stage, 11 January 2019, accessed 24 January 2019.[4]
  6. "In Celebration Of National Pie Day, WAITRESS Announces Pie Partnership With The Theatre Cafe", Broadway World, 23 January 2019, accessed 24 January 2019 [5]
  7. Mayo, Douglas. "Dreamgirls West End Releases Stunning New Trailer". British Theatre, 10 February 2018, accessed 10 January 2019. [6]
  8. 8.0 8.1 Kimberley Bond (5 January 2019). "Singer who plays the same Dreamgirls character as Jennifer Hudson auditions on The Voice UK". Radio Times. https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2019-01-05/voice-uk-jennifer-hudson-dreamgirls-character-effie-white-duet/. Retrieved 7 January 2019. 
  9. Sarah Deen (5 January 2019). "The Voice UK fans declare the winner already after Jennifer Hudson and Nicole Dennis Dreamgirls duet". https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/05/voice-uk-fans-declare-winner-already-jennifer-hudson-nicole-dennis-dreamgirls-duet-8313875/. Retrieved 7 January 2019. 
  10. "The Voice UK 2019: Nicole Dennis becomes early favourite to win." Telly Mix, 7 January 2019, accessed 8 January 2019. [7]
  11. "The Voice UK 2019 favourites revealed ahead of the knockouts", Telly Mix, 14th March 2019, accessed 15th March 2019 [https://tellymix.co.uk/reality-tv/the-voice/395854-the-voice-uk-2019-favourites-revealed-ahead-of-the-knockouts.html[
  12. Kavanagh, Joanne. "Who will win The Voice 2019? Latest odds with Nicole Dennis as the favourite" The Sun, 12 February 2019, accessed 13 February 2019 [8]

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